Users sometimes post questions about issues that can be very emotional. This sometimes causes them to add lines about feeling angry, sad or powerless or otherwise describing their emotional state. I hesitate to call them "cries for help" but this sometimes comes close.
Assuming that the question itself is valuable and not an unsalvageable rant, should these post be cleaned up to remove these lines? Given the site's subject matter it's only normal that posters feel very strongly about certain questions but should we make an effort to keep the posts themselves professional?
This question was prompted by this post by a new user. It's a great question but while I was cleaning up some of the grammar I was torn between leaving his final line in or taking it out:
I just don't know what to do any more.
This doesn't really add any useful context to the question. After all, most people post here because they're faced with a difficult situation in the workplace and they're not sure how to handle it. I feel it also detracts from the quality of the post and sort of contradicts the site's aim to keep things professional. Whether editing it out changes the author's intent or not is probably debatable. Users might also react negatively to having some of the emotion filtered out of their post, though that might only come up in posts that are closer to rants.